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Geopolitics and the future of Europe in 2020
With Brexit a clearer possibility for the U.K. after the Conservative Party's decisive victory, many challenges still exist on how the U.K. will renegotiate its relationship with the EU and how the EU itself will transition without Britain.
Britain's 'Brexit' election
British PM Johnson's decisive electoral victory bolsters his efforts to get Britain out of the EU, but this could have a significant impact on Britain's economy and its electorate.
UK PM trumps Labor leader in televised debate
UK PM Johnson seems to have trumped his Labor opponent in a national televised debate according to a public poll, as Labor's more nuanced and layered positions on Brexit and national affairs fails to compel.
Who will emerge to represent the Democratic Party in 2020?
The Democratic Party is gripped by confusion with a plethora of candidates at present seeking nomination as its flag bearer in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Petrol subsidy reform poses tough challenge for Iran
Despite violent protests, Iran's action in cutting a longstanding petrol subsidy could have good results long-term, but may also encourage the U.S. to further tighten the sanctions screw.
Spain lurches to the right as xenophobia makes gains
​The latest Spanish election shows people are falling for xenophobic propaganda. However, such politics will not solve any problems, but will stifle political environment and create more fear.
Xi's visit to Greece to raise bilateral partnership to new heights
President Xi Jinping's state visit to Greece is a great opportunity to highlight the growing close ties between the two countries that still have much room for further growth.
Islamic State after Baghdadi's death
The death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an important step, but it does not mean total elimination of terrorism across the Middle East and beyond.
Dilemmas concerning Syria and the multipolar world
The decision by Donald Trump to cynically abandon his former Kurdish allies in Syria to Turkish attack is merely one element in a changing world order.
What might Robert O'Brien bring as Trump's national security adviser?
President Donald Trump has named his fourth national security advisor in three years. Yet, already, there are questions as to whether Robert O'Brien will fare any better than his predecessors.
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